Decorating for Autumn and a Thanksgiving Tablescape

Welcome to the 45th Metamorphosis Monday! Β  ForΒ this weeks Met Monday, we’re going to Bonnie’s beautiful home to see how she has transformed her hutch in her breakfast room. When we last saw it around the end of October, it was all decked out for Halloween. Remember this amazing pic?

Well, honey, that was so, three weeks ago! Feast your eyes now! Wow…quite a transformation from Halloween…love it!

Come a little closer for a better view…

Love this guy…he appears to be a tureen. Wouldn’t he be gorgeous in the center of a tablescape?! I love the platter he’s sitting on, too!

Today’s Met Monday has a bonus! Bonnie is sharing her Thanksgiving tablescape. Oh, I see the lower half of the hutch now…do you see the harvest pumpkins?

Another gorgeous Fitz and Floyd tureen is acting as the centerpiece on Bonnie’s Thanksgiving table.

Wow, he’s huge and fabulous! Perfect for Turkey Day!

I love all the colors…he really is stunning!

Intricately carved, wooden chargers are the base for our place setting…

Love the Johnson Bros. ‘His Majesty’ salad plates! You’ll find a list at the end of this post showing all the items Bonnie used for her tablescape.

Beautiful embroidered napkins with a pretty leaf design…

Your soup will be served in your own little turkey tureen. Love the bark flatware! I’ve sort of become obsessed with different kinds of flatware lately…wonder who got me on this kick? πŸ˜‰ You can really see the beautiful tablecloth in this pic…the colors are so perfect for this fall tablescape.

Let’s dim the lights and enjoy by candlelight…


Bonnie, thanks so much for generously sharing your home with all of us. Your hutch is stunning and your Thanksgiving tablescape was a delight!

China: Dinner Plates, Plymouth from Williams-Sonoma and Johnson Bros., ‘His Majesty’
Flatware, Glass Turkey mini tureens and Wood Chargers: Panach, which is unfortunately, no long in business
Stemware: Marshall’s
Turkey Tureen Centerpiece & Platter: Fitz & Floyd, ‘Country Gourmet’
Linens: Tuesday Morning

Love Tablescaping, but don’t have a blog?
Do you love playing in the dishes and creating beautiful tablescapes, but don’t have a blog on which to showcase those great tablescapes? Well, here’s your chance! Each Saturday, during the month of December, I will publish photos of your tablescapes, to share with readers who visit BNOTP. It can be a holiday tablescape or a regular, non-themed tablescape…it’s up to you.

Here’s how it works:
Send me 5-6 of your favorite photos of a tablescape you’ve created, along with a brief description (if you like) of how you created it or where you got your inspiration.

E-mail you pics to [email protected] with the subject “Saturday Tablescapes.” Each Saturday, during the month of December, I will post tablescapes that were submitted by readers/followers of BNOTP.

A few tips:
1. Try taking your pics without using the flash, if possible. Turn on lamps, etc… in the room for light. Your pics will turn out much prettier without the glare of the flash. (Hint: Tripods help in low lighting, although I don’t much like using them.)

2. Give us one “overall” shot of your tablescape so we can see the whole table. Then give us some closeups of your place settings, centerpiece and any other details you wish to share.

3. Give us a brief list of the patterns/brands of china, stemware, flatware, centerpiece, etc… you used and where and when you acquired those items.
Here’s an example:
China: Lenox, Winter Greetings, Macys, 3 years ago
Stemware: Dollar Store, 2 weeks ago
Centerpiece: Fitz and Floyd, eBay, 2 months ago
Flatware: Pattern unknown

BNOTP readers are an inquisitive bunch…we always want to know the name of your china, stemware, etc…and where and how long ago you bought it, so we can go buy some, too! πŸ™‚ If it’s no longer available, break it to us gently. πŸ˜‰

Please list the elements you use, as I’ve shown in the above example in your e-mail to me. That will greatly assist in the preparation of the post and will make those folks viewing your tablescape very happy people. πŸ™‚

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’ll reply via a comment here on this post and will try to amend the above information to include any additional details I’ve overlooked.
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  1. Bonnie really knows how to decorate and make occasions special and memorable. Her decor is warm and inviting. I can only imagine Christmas at her home. I hope we get to see some of what she does. Lovely job, Bonnie, Kathysue

  2. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Stunning! Those wood chargers are gorgeous and that turkey in the center of the table is just fantastic! I really like how Bonnie changes her hutch to reflect the different holidays.

  3. Love those dishes, the table looks just so inviting.
    All Things Heart and Home

  4. black eyed susans kitchen says

    What a lovely holiday home! The autumn leaves on the chandelier are really special.

  5. What a treasuer Bonnie is, and YOU for featuring her beautiful home! I love so much seeing how others create their spaces. I love Bonnie's hutch and she had decorated it SO beautifully! The tablescape is absolutley stunning! Love the F andF turkey tureen! AND, the glass mini tureens! Thanks, Susan AND Bonnie!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to ALL! XO, Pinky

  6. Bonnie does, indeed, have a beautiful home. Love all these great photos….

  7. Paula Grace Designs says

    Boo hoo ~ I didn't win. Now I need to go back and buy them! What a lovely traditional Thanksgiving setting. I imagine a lot of family enjoying it. My metamorphosis today is about master baths. I hope you enjoy it!
    Paula Grace

  8. Love Bonnie's dining room, especially those plates and the Mr. Turkey centerpiece. Beautiful, elegant, homey, cozy, comforting–everything Thanksgiving should be!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Love Bonnie's table and hutch. The turkey on the table is stunning. I have always loved the Johnson Bros. Her Majesty china. One of these years I'm going to have to find some of that for my collection. Thanks for letting us peek into your friends lovely home!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  10. The Quintessential Magpie says

    I'm really enjoying seeing Bonnie change this room for the seaons, and it's sweet of her to share with us!

    I am in love with the tall stems she has on the table. What pattern is that, Susan? Did I miss that? I also love the wooden chargers and the bark handled flatware. Love all of the other pieces, too, but those particularly caught my magpie eye.


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  11. Its So Very Cheri says

    Thank you so much for all your hard work, especially on a Holiday week.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  12. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Hi Susan! Thanks for giving us another peek inside Bonnie's home! I love her tablescape! The large turkey tureen is just gorgeous, as are the individual ones. And the plates are just perfect for Turkey Day! Happy week to both of you…hugs…Debbie

  13. Cottage Dreamers says

    Beautiful! I love the plates!

  14. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for showing us Bonnie's beautiful dining room all done up for Thanksgiving. Everything is just lovely. I love her tablecloth – the colors are just right for Fall. Where does one store those huge tureens? I love both but especially the one on the hutch.

    I've been asking bloggers if they know how to center an image in the blogger header. My image is to the left and I don't know how to center it. I noticed that your blog set up is similar to mine and thought I would ask you. The last step is begging my spouse to see if he can figure it out (he's pretty good with tech stuff).

    Have a nice evening!

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  15. Hi Susan! Oh, I'm loving see your friend Bonnie's lovely home. Her Fallen hutch and table are so lovely. I am adoring the beautiful turkey tureen on her table. That's the sweetest face I've ever seen on a turkey. I hope she will continue to show us her beautiful home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  16. Susan,
    Thanks so much for showing that beautiful hutch and dining table. Everything was sooo beautiful.

  17. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    This is just gorgeous. What a beautiful tablescape. I LOVE that gorgeous F&F turkey tureen. Her linens are so petty too. The hutch is beautifully decorated for the season also. What a great room full of inspiration. Hugs, Marty

  18. Nancy @ La Chambre Rose says

    Thank you for sharing Bonnie's Thanksgiving dining room. And, a special thanks to Bonnie, too. The colors are fabulous.

  19. Jenglamgirl says

    Bonnie did a beautiful job, I love her festive hutch/buffet. The Turkey is darling and perfect for Thanksgiving!

  20. What a fabulous table setting! I want to pull up a chair and just sit for a while to admire it. It's great that you can share these pictures with us.

  21. You set the most gorgeous tables. I so enjoy visiting your blog.


  22. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    I've about decided I'd like to live at Bonnie's house:) What wonderful things! Congrats to your winners.


  23. Blue Creek Home says

    Your Thanksgiving tablescape is just beautiful. You really know how to set a very special table.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Those little turkey tureens are calling my name. Too darn cute!
    Jane T.

  25. The soup tureen on the bakers rack is incredible. I just loved the whole display and the tablescape was just lovely.

  26. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says

    Such a gorgeous table! I LOVE the turkey tureen and her flatware is extra special! Thanks for the linkup this week!

  27. Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio says

    Lovely Hutch and table setting. Thanks for sharing your friend Bonnies beautiful things. The 2 little lamps on the hutch really got my attention. Wonder where she got those. I am on the hunt for a good soup tureen.

  28. Bonnie's home is beautiful!

    And I'm so excited to have won that drawing! yippee! πŸ™‚

  29. I'm in love with everything Bonnie does. Thanks so much for sharing those amazing pictures – I'm inspired πŸ™‚

  30. Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl says

    I've seen Betsy participate a few times, so I thought I'd link up my old bookshelves I just stained with a color to give them a new look.

    Speaking of Betsy, she's been lucky lately. Congratulations, Betsy!

  31. ImagineCozy says

    What a wonderful place to decorate for the holidays! I have to say I LOVE the wooden carved chargers — I have not seen anything like it.


  32. Sofia Striffler says

    Beautiful Thanksgiving Table. Bonnie's hutch is wonderful. You are lucky to have a friend such as Bonnie to visit regularly.

  33. Thanks so much Susan for hosting Met Monday…during Thanksgiving week! You are amazing!
    And thanks to you and Bonnie for sharing these stunning pictures.
    Blessings and best wishes for Thanksgiving, Natasha.

  34. Thanks to all, and a extra big thank you to you Susan! Wishing everyone a wonderful, warm and loving Thanksgiving!

  35. Fifi Flowers says

    Happy Thanksgiving to YOU!!!

  36. I just wanted to say how marvelous is your blog. I love all the photos you've chosen. wow.

  37. Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend says

    Totally beautiful….Have so missed my blog reading but have been a little busy…This week there are 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS on my Holiday Blog. They only require a comment…AND there are some good looking boys on my main blog…..
    Blessings to you and your this Thanksgiving season. I am so ready to get bad to reading my favorite blogs.

  38. Congrats to the winners, Susan! Bonnie always creates the prettiest table, love the tureen and the chargers! Pretty makeover too!…Christine

  39. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    Oh WOW! I LOVE Bonnie's home! Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos with us Bonnie & Susan!!! β™₯

  40. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Hi Susan,
    That table and hutch are gorgeous! She did an outstanding job, love the turkey tureen and especially those cute little individual tureens! The colors, the lighting, the china, it's all fabulous, thanks for sharing! Hugs, Cindy

  41. Little Lizard says

    Those dining room chairs are gorgeous!

  42. It is so interesting to see how others decorate for special occasions and holidays, but I always wonder where they store all those special things when they aren't in use.

  43. Cass @ That Old House says

    I want to be BONNIE when I grow up. Or at least, I want all of her toys. πŸ™‚
    Those tureens of hers — now they are lust-worthy. She puts together gorgeous tables!


  44. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, I am beyond excited!! I can't believe I won one of those beautiful ornaments! I did go over to Lisa Leonard Designs. I agree, she is an incredible artist, and I feel so fortunate to have won one of her beautiful designs. I am thrilled! Thank you SO much Susan and Lisa!
    Bonnie's duck tureen is gorgeous, and her Thanksgiving table is beautiful. Thank you for sharing all of her talents too. laurie

  45. Dragonfly Treasure says

    Just Gorgeous!!! Bonnie really has a flair!

  46. Marla at Always Nesting says

    Oh, I'm so jealous of that room and table. I wish I have the tablescape touch! Beautiful, just beautiful.

  47. Marla at Always Nesting says

    Oh, I'm so jealous of that room and table. I wish I have the tablescape touch! Beautiful, just beautiful.

  48. Marla at Always Nesting says

    Oh, I'm so jealous of that room and table. I wish I have the tablescape touch! Beautiful, just beautiful.

  49. Marla at Always Nesting says

    Oh, I'm so jealous of that room and table. I wish I have the tablescape touch! Beautiful, just beautiful.

  50. Katie@Yoga Gal says

    Lovely as always!

    I have a Fitz and Floyd Santa Claus that I treasure. The turkey is marvelous!

  51. WOW! Love the turkey! I'm thinking I need one now!

  52. Beeutiful by Design says

    Wow! Can't wait to see Christmas . . . but in the mean time Thanksgiving was fabulous ~ Jennifer

  53. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Your thanksgiving table is absolutely stunning~well done!

  54. Katy Campbell @ A Starter House says

    Just posted for my first Met Monday! So excited:)

  55. Bonnie, Your table is so inviting with the gorgeous turkey tureen as the centerpiece. I especially like his "nest" of burgundy berries and leaves in the last photo. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  56. Dawn-Hydrangea Home says

    What a beautiful dining room and tablescape. I love it!

  57. Cottage Rose says

    Hello Susan; Wow; Bonnie I so love all of your Dishes… and the Hutch is just beautiful…. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving …


  58. Hi Susan,
    I don't have the budget for a complete kitchen renovation, but I do small things that make for a nice MM.
    Thanks for linking us all together.
    xo xo

  59. Nice!! Thanks for sharing this.

  60. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    Susan I am so excited to have won this fantastic giveaway!!!! I can't wait to see these in person they are so gorgeous!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

    my email is [email protected]

    blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving!

  61. Miss Janice says

    Love this Thanksgiving tablescape. Love the centerpiece turkey and the dinnerware and those chargers are gorgeous…I remember Panache!

  62. Michelle & Tim says

    Loved this tablescape with the plaid…makes me really think about going back to the traditional Christmas colors. I just love the way you have the little scotty dog plates …uh, just perfecto!
    Thanks….and my feeble attempt for Thanksgiving is around #28.

  63. Michelle & Tim says

    Loved this tablescape with the plaid…makes me really think about going back to the traditional Christmas colors. I just love the way you have the little scotty dog plates …uh, just perfecto!
    Thanks….and my feeble attempt for Thanksgiving is around #28.

  64. Michelle & Tim says

    Loved this tablescape with the plaid…makes me really think about going back to the traditional Christmas colors. I just love the way you have the little scotty dog plates …uh, just perfecto!
    Thanks….and my feeble attempt for Thanksgiving is around #28.

  65. Michelle & Tim says

    Loved this tablescape with the plaid…makes me really think about going back to the traditional Christmas colors. I just love the way you have the little scotty dog plates …uh, just perfecto!
    Thanks….and my feeble attempt for Thanksgiving is around #28.

  66. Susan ~ my leaf ornament came today! Thanks so much…I've posted about it this evening! yay! I love it! πŸ™‚

  67. I saw this tablesetting on Pinterest and had to track down the source….This looks just like my Thanksgiving tablesetting!!!! I have a large, realistic turkey centerpiece, the exact glass turkey compotes, and vintage Johnson Brothers dishes. I use rattan chargers and a plain olive green cloth and napkins. It was a thrill to come across your photo! Tambrance

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